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Listen Up Film Series Presented by EtC StP & Daddy Kool Records

Listen Up Film Series presents

Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

At The Hideaway Cafe

Doors Open 7pm
Film Starts 8pm

Hideaway Cafe will be serving food and drinks prior to show opening.

Free Admission
(Pick up tickets at Daddy Kool Records, 666 Central Ave, St Pete or Make Reservations Via Eventbrite click on reserve tickets button on this event page to reserve)

7pm -745pm Tickets and EventBrite RSVPs will be seated first come, first serve 
745pm -8pm Waitlist , Walk Ups will be seated if space permits

Sammy Davis Jr. : I've Gotta Be Me

Sammy Davis Jr. : I've Gotta Be Me
A Film by Sam Pollard
USA, 2018 

Language: English

Documentary, 100 mins

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America.

Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. And yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory. He was the veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions trying to stay relevant; he frequently found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America; he was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority.

Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.

Et Cultura St Pete (EtC StP) and Daddy Kool Records are partnering to create a monthly film series that promotes and encourages the independent spirit, explores the rich and raucous world of music, and celebrates art house films in St. Petersburg’s Original Listening Room, Hideaway Cafe.


Event Details
Date 13 August 2018Ticket Info Free Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm